Staff

We are proud to present to you our passionate and talented team of voice acting professionals. Nowhere else will you find a team of voice acting veterans who are so committed to the voiceover industry, and to the education and continued support of our extended family of graduates.


Alicia Midgley Director of Operations

Alicia wears many hats at Voices For All, overseeing our day to day operations and functioning as our students primary liaison. Alicia comes to Voices For All from the corporate world, offering innovative ideas to build and expand on our relationships with a variety of educational Institutions. She keeps everything flowing smoothly with our long list of Colleges, Universities, and High Schools around the US and also provides ongoing support to all of our Master Class graduates.  Alicia strives to welcome each new student personally and answer any questions they may have as they begin their journey into the world of voiceovers. She is ready to assist students and offer administrative support to schools in any way needed to achieve top notch service. Alicia has a positive and inviting nature encompassed with stellar organizational skills. She is a great asset to the VFA team.


Mike Elmore Director of Education

Mike has been a professional Voice Actor since 1983. He has performed Voiceovers for clients such as Stridex, McDonalds, Dodge, T-Mobile, Motrin, Hasbro, TGI Fridays, and All My Children (promos, ABC), Friendly’s, Myth Busters (radio promos), Inside the Blueprint (*in show narrator FOX Business, Bloomberg Television). Mike worked in radio all the way from the wheat fields of Kansas, to the major market of Los Angeles, Ca. Mike has also performed as an Actor in a Prime Time TV Series, and toured the U.S. as a musician. He brings with him an incredible collection of experiences and stories, that are invaluable in giving a needed insight to his students. Besides working as a Professional Voice Actor, Mike's passion is teaching Aspiring Voice Actors. He has a great ability to encourage and empower his students to put their best foot forward, and has many tricks up his sleeve to get the most out of everyone.

As our Director of Education, Mike ensures all of our coaches maintain the highest standards through ongoing training and development. Implementing ideas not only from himself but from our entire team of profesisonals to constantly update and evolve all our programs from Intro Classes to Master Classes. He also has the final say for all students completing our Home Studio Assessment process to ensure professional sound quality is achieved from their home studios. Mike oversees all that is voiceover education here at VFA and we wouldn't have it any other way. 

Check out Mike's VO site: http://www.mikeelmoretalks.com

Sherril Stewart Director of Admissions

Sherril is a Voiceover industry veteran who has consulted with and guided thousands of aspiring voice actors.  Sherril, a voice actor in her own right, has first hand knowledge of the many ins-and-outs of the voice acting business. She is very knowledgeable regarding the VO industry, and if you are lucky enough to speak with her, you will see why everyone loves her. If you have questions, Sherril has answers. She really wants to see everyone realize their dream of being a voice actor, and she goes well out of her way to do whatever she can to make it happen. Known for being caring and compassionate, Sherril is a favorite of many of our Master Class Grads.


Aaron Fischer Voice Coach/Instructor/Producer

Aaron Is a graduate of Voices For All's Master Class. He graduated in 2011 and has collaborated on close to 4,000 projects in the last 10 years. Some of his clients include: WWE, Chevy, Habitat For Humanity, Ace Hardware, Amazon, Fandango and hundreds more...

Aaron decided on training after a 3 month illness that almost left him and his family homeless. 3 years after his training he quit his 20 year job as a Nabisco salesman to be a voice actor full time and he hasn't looked back. This was after YEARS of people commenting on his voice.

As a child, Aaron had a near obsession with voices. Heavily influenced in his childhood by the popular cartoons of the day, he was mesmerized by the subtle differences between the characters’ sounds and deliveries. Even as a youth, he grasped the fact that tension, joy, fear, excitement, or love could all be conveyed through the manner in which a single word was enunciated. 

In college, Aaron studied computer animation and art as well as creative writing, and has a passion for all things that inspire him creatively.

Years later, with a family of his own, he found that he could keep his four young girls engaged—really engaged—while reading to them. He gave life to the words on the page and his children were able to see the stories played out in their minds.

He is enthusiastic about the voiceover industry and loves to pass that energy on to his students, with the goal of showing each and every one of them that the field has a great deal to offer. His upbeat and direct manner of instruction fosters an atmosphere of enjoyment and openness.

Aaron's family has been with him every step of the way. He has been blessed with a fantastic wife and is a proud father. In fact, his 4 daughter's were the inspiration behind his company’s name.

Aaron's VO site can be found here: http://www.neverendingvoices.com

Lori Ann Hauser Voice Coach/Instructor/Producer

Lori has been a Professional Voice Actor since 2010 and is a graduate of VFA’s Masters Class. Lori has been teaching and educating for over 10 years, she is also a college instructor, teaching Criminal Justice and Law in Southern California as well as teaching workshops on Public Speaking. A Success story of her own, she started her Voiceover Career in Cincinnati, Ohio,  and now lives in Los Angeles, where she is taking her own VO career up a notch! 

Lori, a member of SAG/AFTRA, and signed with a top Los Angeles agent, has provided voiceovers for Radio and TV Commercials, Narrations, Corporate Video Training, Apps, Animation, Video games and has recorded a radio drama that received awards at some of the most elite Independent Film and VO Festivals. Lori is also a screenwriter for movies and television. She has voiced commercials for many companies such as Kay Jewelers, Uber, Samsonite and Starbucks. Lori has done narrations for VIEO Corporate Training, National Drug Court Professionals, and AIDS Awareness, as well as radio imaging for 93.1 FM Monster Radio and 95.1 Hooked on Country, just to name a few.

Lori belongs to a group of women called The Voxy Ladies, a handpicked, selective collective group of professional female voice artists representing every genre, sound & niche in the industry.

Lori brings her enthusiasm for Voiceovers and Teaching together to provide an exciting and entertaining class each and every time. She passes on her knowledge and enthusiasm to her students and is eager to show each student there is a place in the VO World for their voice too!

Check out Lori's voiceovers at: http://www.loriannhauser.com

Eric Smies Voice Coach/Instructor/Producer

Eric has been a professional voiceover actor since 2002 and is very happy to be here with VFA. He grew up in the windy city of Chicago but now calls Los Angeles home. Starting off as a stage actor performing in shows from Shakespeare to Guys and Dolls all across the country, he decided to take a break from the “road” and settle back down in Chicago. Bored and working in an office he heard a friend of a friend on a radio commercial and thought…I bet that would be a blast! He went through a coaching and training program in Chicago, had his demo produced, started his voiceover career and never looked back, enjoying every time he was able to get in the studio and play.

Life and professional experiences have brought him from the stage, to professional tree care, to insurance, to formerly co-owning and running a CrossFit gym, all while keeping a successful and vibrant voiceover career. Over that time he’s done voiceover work for companies like KFC, Subaru, AT&T, Walmart, Public Storage, Best Buy, XBOX, Lifetime Fitness, Culvers and Oscar Myer among many others.

Eric is eager to share his knowledge of voiceover and the industry, as well as his vast array of professional experiences, and to have some fun getting YOU excited about it. Because, really, fun is the name of the game.

Visit Eric at: http://www.ericsmies.com

Eliska Hahn Intro Class Instructor

Eliska has been in front of a camera or behind a microphone for as long as she can remember. From winning a baby modeling competition when she was just 18 months old to an active modeling, acting, broadcasting, and voiceover career that has spanned over 30 years...and is still going strong.  Best known for her starring role as "Nova" in Danny Boyd's 1990 cult classic "Strangest Dreams: Invasion of the Space Preachers", Eliska has gone on to do countless films, stage productions, television commercials, and voice over work nationwide. She also hosted the 2005 award winning docudrama "Love is Not an Angry Thing" (winner of the Telly, Axiem, Communicator and Videographer Awards). As a voice actor for the prestigious United Stations in New York City for 5 years Eliska could be heard doing voice acting in every top 30 radio market in the US. After being a music intensive radio announcer and host for nearly 20 years nationwide, Eliska left the limitations of terrestrial radio behind to hosts her own Internet radio talk show. Most recently she co-starred in the world premiere of the musical "Paradise Park" for Theater West Virginia in 2018 and, last year, worked with Jamie Lee Curtis and Michael Anthony Hall on the feature film "Halloween Kills"--the next installment of the Halloween franchise from Universal Pictures that will be released in theaters nationwide October 2021. 

Eliska enjoys volunteering in her community and is a tireless voice for the voiceless. She also especially loves meeting people who have dreams of being in the entertainment industry and helping them reach for the stars!

You can find her here: http://www.eliskahahn.com

Chris Batstone Intro Class Instructor

Chris has been a broadcast professional and radio personality for more than 3 decades on the east coast of Canada.

While continuing radio as a private contractor Chris went out on his own in 2011 to begin his voice over career making his mark at first in concert marketing. As a voice team member of Tour Design Creative (marketing arm of Live Nation) and freelance voice artist he has voiced touring campaigns for Florence & The Machine, Pitbull, Tegan & Sara, Bob Seger, Florida Georgia Line and more.

Since 2003 Chris is the voice of Mile One Centre in St. John’s, NL, Canada announcing in house for farm teams in the NHL like Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, Winnipeg Jets and other sporting events. As well voicing videos for the International Olympic Committee.

Chris’s eLearning clients have included the World Bank, Clorox, The Certis Group, Los Angeles Pacific University and more. 

He is excited to share his knowledge and experience in the voice industry to help you achieve your goals!

Find more about Chris at: http://www.chrisbatstone.ca

Deb Hedley School Representative/Student Administrator

Deb is a creative individual with a strong background in customer service and communication skills.  She balances her time using strong organizational methods both with VFA and as a Piano Coach at our sister company Modern Day Music.  As a School Representative and Music Coach herself, Deb understands the importance of proper education with a trusted establishment. She excels at developing relationships with schools offering our “Introduction to Voiceovers Class”. Deb is an absolute pleasure to work with and plays an integral part on the Voices For All team maintaining long-lasting connections with our numerous educational institutions.


Michaela O'Donnell School Representative/Student Administrator

Michaela comes to Voices For All from a background in administrative work and has developed strong organizational and interpersonal skills. Her high energy and motivated attitude encourage a strong and reliable connection with educational institutions. She thrives on building meaningful relationships and keeps everything flowing smoothly with our long list of Colleges, Universities, and High Schools around the US.  Michaela assists with our daily operations and serves as a liaison between Voices For All, our students and the many educational institutions in which we teach our "Intro to Voice Acting" class nationwide. She personally welcomes our new students into their Master Class programs ensuring they are fully prepared to start their new and exciting journey into Voiceovers. Michaela has experience in working with schools to provide unparalleled online and in-person lessons, and brings the same vigor for learning to Voices for All. She is delighted to be part of the VFA team and share in the benefits of helping others unlock their passion and thrive towards success in the Voiceover Industry.


Paul Benedetti Founder

Paul began his career in the music and voiceover industry almost 30 years ago. Paul has since been very fortunate to work with some incredible artists, such as the Legendary Tony and Emmy Award Winning Star Leslie Uggams, engineering her CD, On My Way To You. Paul has engineered cast albums for the Tony Nominated Broadway Musical, Anna Karenina and the Off Broadway Musical, Thunder Knocking On The Door, also with Leslie Uggams, and music by Grammy Award winning artist Keb' Mo'.

In addition to working with hundreds of musicians Paul has also worked on independent films. He edited, mixed, and mastered the sound for the full length feature film, The Last Round, featuring X-Files star William B. Davis and more recently Hobo Heyseus starring Raymond Turturro and Kenneth John McGregor. Paul opened Max Trax Recording Studios located in Albany, NY, in June of 1994, and has since engineered and mixed projects for hundreds of up-and-coming musicians, numerous TV and Radio commercials, as well as mixing and mastering hundreds of voiceover recordings with many talented voice actors.

He is a well respected veteran of the music and voiceover industry, and is known for getting the best sound out of the people he produces, records, and mixes. His experience and talent are essential to the quality of the productions here at VFA.  Being in business for many years Paul understands the way businesses work, and that both the staff and clients, as well as the products and services, are all equally important to obtaining a common goal. His main objective in conceiving Voices For All was to provide unparalleled value, education, and ongoing support for its members.


Marilu Benedetti Financial Administrator

Marilu handles all of the financial related tasks for VFA. Marilu is the wife of VFA Founder, Paul Benedetti, and has many years experience running a multi-million dollar company. Retired from her full time management position to raise her children, she then came to VFA to oversee and assist with all of our financial needs. Marilu is fastidious in all that she does, and is very conscientious of not only our team members and VFA as a whole, but also of each and every vendor we work with.  It is so great to have her as a part of the VFA family. 

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